Websites, brand projection & visual content

Have nothing in your website that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

Bursting onto the scene in 2015, our formation was one of those events where all the right people, with all the right skills and all the right ideas and attitudes just coalesced around a focal point.

We need you & you need us.

So, our designers, artists, full-stack engineers, and DevOps work very hard for a thorough understanding of your needs through a full spectrum analysis of all business requirements.

Our perfectly sized business units always deliver rapid iterations. Continuous Integration and feedback using Agile Scrum means an excellent result. Every time. 

Time is money. We don’t like wasting either. Neither do you.

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$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Cham, Switzerland
headquarters
  • Röhrliberg 50
    Cham, ZG 6330
    Switzerland
other locations
  • Pae 25-47
    Tallinn 11414
    Estonia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We work with Fortune 500 companies like Bridgestone, ASOS etc. SMEs include: Aparici (Tile manufacturer), Toptal (Recruitment), Parkbench (Social entrepreneurship), Node (Wireless technology startup), Adzoola (Advertising agency) and many more.

Aparici

From its minimal elegance to bold typography and images, the design system is solely focused on highlighting the lifestyle of the brand and how it aligns with those who buy Aparici’s tiles.

Ester Digital Website Redesign

https://ester.co/

Ester Digital is a design agency which bursted onto the scene in 2015. Three years later the time has come to shine brighter with the complete website redesign.

PROBLEM
Ester Digital's old website lacked personality, didn't reflect the studio's brand values, looked outdated a bit. It lacked the presence of the studio's services clearly described. The showcase of work could be

better.
For the past few years the studio changed it’s focus from strategy & analytics to design and visuals, and it had to be reflected clearly. 

SOLUTION
I had to define the needs of different types of visitors using the site (clients & studio team). As a result I decided to make an accent on visuals: to use more colour while describing the brand values and less colour where the bold imagery of portfolio or illustrations is going to be.
The website has a simple and easy to understand strucrure, bold headers, it also has balance between content and spare space. Simplicity and accent on unique visuals are Ester's main features.
As the site appeared to be rather minimalistic, it seemed reasonable to use lots of animations and hand-crafted illustrations.

Parkbench

https://parkbench.com/

Parkbench is a network of hyper-local neighborhood websites. Each neighborhood website is sponsored by one community-minded real estate professional who loves and cares about the community.

BRIEF
Parkbench needed to create modern and vibrant visual identity to reflect their business values as well as a new website which would communicate them.

/> WORK DONE
We worked on all aspects of the design cycle. The main focus was on the homepage of the Parkbnch website. The challenge was to make it fit for three different target audiences. We found a simple solution. Each section on the Homepage is related to one of the target audiences with a unique call to action. Navigation on the top helps quickly navigate through all the sections depending on user needs.

HOP Galerii

Brand Identity for an Art Gallery

Ester TV Website

EsterTV is a TV app development company focused on customising TV experience for a variety of clients.
EsterTV team believes that we are standing on the edge of a new era of television. this is the platform which was created to build your very own TV app. Essentially - your own channel.

SOLUTION
The website is built in an experimental yet simple way as the company's target audience is young and open

to experiments. EsterTV's website is a mix of a 90's video games mood, TV glitches and weird animations.

CRM for a Nonprofit Organization

PROJECT DETAILS: We designed CRM for a nonprofit organization. The task was to design CRM with Salesforce API Integration. The solution must give to the organization a single, unified view of every interaction with the clients, supporters, members, funders, and volunteers.

WORK PROCESS: We worked on this project in a collaboration with a UX designer, and was also responsible for designing the UI, planning,

and communicating with the team and the client.

Reviews

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Web Development for Mental Health Benefits Provider

“I genuinely can’t name a single area of weakness. I’m nothing but grateful for their high-quality work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Ester Digital helped rebuild a marketing website for a mental health benefits program. The new platform is compatible with all devices, bug-free, and easily maintained.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Austin Ringer
Head of Product & Design, Spring Health
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ester Digital delivered a fantastic website within a very tight timeframe. The new platform has generated more quality leads, which boosted business. Their team was responsive and proactive, addressing issues quickly and paying close attention to detail.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the head of product and design at Spring Health. We provide a comprehensive mental health benefits program for employers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ester Digital?

We needed a team to redesign and rebuild our marketing website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal for the update was to be in the top 10% of industry websites. To do this, the site needed to look great on all devices, have no obvious bugs, and require minimal maintenance from our non-technical marketing team.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We evaluated over 25 potential candidates and interviewed around 10 of them. At the end of our consideration process, we selected Ester Digital.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We started with a highly ambitious deadline. Ester Digital needed to develop the first version of the new marketing site in time for a key company presentation, which they did. Then, we collaborated to finalize the site to meet all of our specific requirements. The final product can be easily managed by our internal marketing team.

What was the team composition?

We worked directly with Alex (CTO, Ester Digital).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

With the help of Ester Digital, we were able to launch an exceptional website in less than two weeks. We’ve seen tremendous improvement in the quality of the leads visiting our site and requesting a demo of our product. This is the single most impactful change we’ve made to our marketing website in the history of the company.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We met with Alex weekly to review our progress. If there were any urgent issues, the Ester Digital team was able to schedule a call and resolve the problem in under a day.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ester Digital was highly efficient. They exceeded all of our expectations in terms of scheduling and deadlines. The team proactively asked for clarification on outstanding questions. Their attention to detail was very impressive, making sure they met every one of our requirements.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I genuinely can’t name a single area of weakness. I’m nothing but grateful for their high-quality work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX Design for Web App

“Ester Digital’s availability to speak on the phone proved quite useful.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2017–Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Ester Digital surveyed users on a web app’s UI and crafted wireframes to reflect aggregate feedback. They defined a theme for the color scheme, fonts, and layout and cohesively applied it throughout the design. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
England
Alex King
Founder, Adzoola
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Within just one month of intensive research and design work, Ester Digital produced flawless deliverables. The app’s modern, high-performing UI has been enthusiastically received among the target user base. Communicative and transparent, the team provided consistent access to status.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder of Adzoola. Our web app helps digital marketers find highly relevant websites, pages, videos, and channels to reach their perfect target audience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ester Digital?

I had recently released the first version of our app. While it provided digital marketers with useful data and insights, the UI was holding back its potential. Our user feedback indicated a negative perception of the appearance. I needed a team that could design a fully functional new UI that could enhance our product.

What were your goals for this project?

We set out to design a UI that worked better for our users. By improving the UX, we hoped to incur fewer unnecessary support questions. Our primary objective was to make the UI a positive aspect of our app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I wanted to work with a company that offered the ideal level of design proficiency at a competitive price. I searched through several design platforms for modern work that was functional rather than conceptual. After narrowing my options to three companies, Ester Digital seemed the most professional. We discussed the services they could offer during an initial call. They seemed keenly interested in our project and enthusiastic about working together.

Describe the project in detail.

Once I selected Ester Digital, we arranged the time to map out the next steps. They contacted users right away to solicit feedback on the existing version of our app. We pinpointed specific UX issues and brainstormed strategies to resolve them. After quickly completing the wireframes, we iterated on options until we settled on a basic layout for all the pages. 

The team crafted an overarching style that dictated fonts, colors, and the general look and feel of the platform. As we progressed through the design phase, they added more details to flesh out the finalized page layouts. We finished right around the deadline.

What was the team composition?

Having a central point of contact from Ester Digital kept our project simple. They relayed my feedback to the rest of their team. I provided direct access to InVision so they could read all my comments about the design.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Ester Digital rapidly delivered the finished design within about a month.  Our app’s new look and feel has been received very well by our users. Specifically, they’ve commented on how attractive they find the appearance of the revamped UI. The hardest part of our project was translating the design into a working web app, but that was our in-house team’s responsibility rather than theirs.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I enjoyed using InVision and Zeplin. Having access to these tools let me view the progress step by step. We held regular calls to discuss roadblocks in detail and clarify our points of view.  Because meaning often gets lost over email, Ester Digital’s availability to speak on the phone proved quite useful.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ester Digital took the time to speak with our users about their experience before even starting the new UI design. Even though this method makes perfect sense, not every company uses it.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I would have preferred for them to ask our permission before sharing a version of the design on their social platforms. Also, clickable prototypes would be a great addition to their design process.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Logo and Website Redesign for Tech Startup

"Their team’s graphic design skills are among the best I’ve seen."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2018 - June 2018
Project summary: 

As part of a rebranding initiative, Ester Digital redesigned a logo, created a style guide, and oversaw their implementation into all visual elements. They also updated a website with UI/UX improvements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Riga, Latvia
Olga Sivitskaya
Head of Marketing, Nodepower
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The redesigned logo better representation the corporate values and fosters communication with essential stakeholders. Ester Digital features a small yet attentive team with distinguished creative design capabilities. Their organization and communication yielded a healthy engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Head of Marketing at Nodepower, a high-tech startup that builds a niche market of wireless energy transmission devices.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ester Digital?

We hired Ester Digital to redesign our logo and create guidelines to use it correctly in all channels. We needed them to design and develop our corporate site as well, including UI\UX design.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to rebuild the company's branding to highlight our sphere of business and to further communication with investors, partners, and future customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

As a Latvia-based company, we were searching for design and marketing agencies only in the Baltic region. Ester Digital was the only company that met our business requirements.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Ester Digital crafted a new logo and implemented it on our business cards, exhibition stands, Facebook advertisements, and all other visual components. The website development project lasted two or three months.

What was the team composition?

My marketing team worked closely with Tetiana (Art Director, Ester Digital) and Irene (Graphic Designer, Ester Digital). We also communicated with another representative for financial questions and management issues.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We are proud of how the new logo represents us. We currently use the logo and guidelines to create new marketing materials.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was pleasant and seamless. It's nice to work with a team that always connects with you.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team’s graphic design skills are among the best I’ve seen.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In retrospect, we realized that their price was a bit above average for the Baltic states. However, we are completely happy with our new logo and standards.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Smart TV Platform Dev for VOD Company

"We were impressed with the quality of their work and the professionalism of the entire team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Ester Digital collaborated on a SaaS platform, building an initial MVP and final product from the ground up to facilitate hosting, development, and publication of Smart TV applications.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Minks, Belarus
CEO, Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has produced several versatile and durable large-scale apps that remain in use. Ester Digital’s consistent, detail-oriented procedures for project management, testing, and record keeping minimized errors and ensured timely delivery.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of a Belarus-based video on demand (VOD) company. We cooperate with leading enterprise broadcasting companies around the world to design and develop VOD applications for TIZEN, Apple TV, and ROKU.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ester Digital?

We hired them to create a software as a service (SaaS) platform for hosting, developing, and publishing Smart TV applications.

What were your goals for this project?

With six years of positive trends in the Estonion Smart TV applications market, we were confident our product would succeed and needed a readily deployable minimum viable product to help generate initial sales immediately. The high-end solution needed to be conceptual, comprehensive, and competitive.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We knew our project required a full service design agency and we interviewed more than ten vendors before we met Ester Digital. They quickly grasped our intent and presented several scenarios for the build.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

The Ester Digital team and I began the development process from scratch, which was a great challenge. We completed the platform and have since published several enterprise-level apps.  

What was the team composition?

A team consisted of approximately five people.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The apps we’ve produced have proven their worth and are still in use by many companies.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their management processes were effective with weekly video calls and personal meetings. They met all deadlines and tested and documented the final products flawlessly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with the quality of their work and the professionalism of the entire team, especially their art director.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Their pricing seemed a bit expensive, but the result was worth it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX Design for Mobile Music Platform

"Ester Digital produced high-quality designs and used a professional approach from start to finish."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2019 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Ester Digital created 30–40 UI screens for a music-sharing mobile application within three weeks.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Houston, Texas
Ryan O'Leary
Co-Founder, Upbeat
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The screens arrived on time and met internal standards of quality and professionalism. Ester Digital delivered top-notch work and ran a seamless collaboration throughout the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a co-founder of Upbeat, a music-sharing and discovery social network.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ester Digital?

We engaged Ester Digital to create UI designs for our mobile application.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted visually attractive and professional UI designs that match our startup’s goals.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We received about 35 applications for the project. Ester Digital offered a high-quality portfolio and a strong, detailed proposal.

Describe the project in detail.

Ester Digital designed 30–40 screens for our music-sharing and discovery app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The team delivered top-notch UI designs in just three weeks. Their work matched our expectations and impressed both our team and fans.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project ran smoothly from start to finish.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Ester Digital produced high-quality designs and used a professional approach from start to finish.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Logo Development and Brand Presentations for Travel Group

"They delivered the output in a very short time frame, while still being extremely pleasant to work with."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Ester Digital created several new logos, refreshed several existing logos, and produced new brand presentations.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
London, U.K.
Vera Lett
Group Marketing Manager, Tour Partner Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Communicating clearly from the start, Ester Digital’s expert team inspired confidence throughout the project. Their can-do attitude made them a valuable partner. Responsiveness and the ability to turn constructive feedback into high-quality, on-time deliverables were hallmarks of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m group marketing director for Tour Partner Group. We’re a group of specialized destination management companies and travel experts who create tours to Europe.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ester Digital?

We needed several new logos and brand presentations.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to establish a solid foundation for our group’s branding efforts.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our U.S. brands recommended them to us.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Ester Digital designed new logos for new brands and refreshed logos for existing brands. They also developed a brand presentation.

What was the team composition?

While I was in contact with almost the entire team, I worked most frequently with our assigned account lead.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Ester Digital successfully created two brand presentations for our group. They also created two new well-received logos.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They provided effective and responsive communication. My main point of contact was amazing. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. She had a friendly yet professional attitude. She responded quickly and was always helpful.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered the output in a very short time frame, while still being extremely pleasant to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I’d have liked to see them demonstrate more of their own creative input instead of us guiding them through every change. For example, they could provide an alternative offering as a comparison to what initially had been requested.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding & Landing Page Redesign for Software Company

"We really couldn't ask for much more."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ester Digital handled a complete brand and landing page overhaul with the objective of increasing client conversion.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Norway
Jone Eide
CEO, IDEV AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team’s innovative ideas and straightforward project management led to impressive designs that have gotten positive preliminary feedback. Ester Digital’s design expertise helps them stand out over other vendors.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of IDEV AS, a small software company in Norway running several online services as well as consulting work in e-commerce.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ester Digital?

We desperately needed to redesign our landing page and branding.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an aesthetically pleasing landing page which could convert our visitors into users that could eventually become customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them through word of mouth.

Describe the project in detail.

We started by explaining our product and goals, based off of which Ester Digital made some initial sketches with their ideas. We loved the sketches and chose one of their suggestions.

What was the team composition?

We only had contact with the project manager, which worked out very well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We haven't released the design yet but are confident that it will improve our conversion rate. However, we have shared the design with a few customers and partners, and they all agree that it’s great. We’re blown away by the result.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was very effective. There was short and concise messaging via email, and all issues were resolved quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their creativity, the way they used the design for communication, and also the way they implemented the design into HTML, CSS, and other elements were flawless. I’m very impressed.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. We really couldn't ask for much more.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer